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Earnings Preview: Humana reports 4Q earnings

February 4, 2011 6:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Health insurer Humana Inc. reports fourth-quarter financial results on Monday before the market opens.WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Humana said late last year that its forecast for 2011 earnings would slip by about a dollar per share from the prior year due mainly to less favorable trends for its crucial...

Machine Shop Supports Medical Device Companies

February 4, 2011 6:44 am | Criterion Instrument | Product Releases | Comments

Criterion Instrument is a female-owned, ISO 9001:2008 certified, FDA and ITAR registered, ISO 13485 and DFARS compliant precision machine shop that supports medical device companies and the biotech/biomed industries...

R.I. council awards $1.4M to eight projects

February 4, 2011 6:36 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

The Rhode Island Science and Technology Advisory Council (STAC) has singled out eight research projects and 23 scientists from 13 institutions for a total of $1.4 million in grants.

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Avecia Biotechnology acquired by Japanese firm

February 4, 2011 6:35 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Avecia Biotechnology Inc., a DNA- and RNA-based therapeutics firm in Milford, has been acquired by Japanese materials manufacturer Nitto Denko Corp.

Materials for Medical Devices and Drug Delivery Systems

February 4, 2011 6:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

BASF offers a broad portfolio of products for medical devices and drug delivery systems including: Terlux HD MABS, Terluran HD ABS, Luran HD SAN, Ultraform HD PRO, and Ultrason P...

Multi-Lumen Tubing Is Wire Reinforced

February 4, 2011 5:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Putnam Plastics, a PolyMedex Discovery Group company, introduces wire reinforced, multi-lumen tubing for minimally invasive procedures that require multiple working channels and high mechanical performance.

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Millimeter to Sub-Micrometer Surface Textures Through Partial Photochemical Etch Process

February 4, 2011 5:43 am | Hutchinson Technology, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Hutchinson Technology Inc (HTI), an industry leader in manufacturing precision components, announces successful high volume production of micropatterned parts utilizing a partial photochemical etching process.

Stepper Drivers Available for 24 Hour Shipment

February 4, 2011 5:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions Inc., a premier manufacturer of engineered linear motion products, announces the addition of stepper motor drivers available for 24 hour shipment.

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Federal Register: Industry Exchange Workshop on Food and Drug Administration Drug and Device Requirements; Public Workshop

February 4, 2011 5:30 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

This 2-day public workshop is intended to provide information about FDA drug and device regulation to the regulated industry.

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Absolute Encoder Is Well Suited for Electric Motors

February 4, 2011 5:26 am | Heidenhain Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Called the ECI 119, this encoder sets itself apart with a low profile (height of 19 mm, outside diameter 92 mm) and large through shaft (50, 38, or 30 mm), making it well suited for electric motors in many applications.

Stock futures rise after employment report

February 4, 2011 4:45 am | by DAVID K. RANDALL - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. stocks were poised to open slightly higher Friday after the unemployment rate fell more than economists had predicted even as the number of jobs created came in below expectations.The government said that unemployment in January dropped to 9.0 percent from 9.4 percent in December....

MEDfx to Harmonize the Direct Project With CONNECT

February 4, 2011 4:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

WARWICK, R.I., Feb. 4, 2011 /- MEDfx Corporation today announced a Direct Project pilot that demonstrates health information exchange among providers using a combination of the standards and protocols supported by the Direct Project and the FHA CONNECT Gateway. MEDfx is participating in,...

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FDA Approves Makenaâ„¢, the First and Only Treatment to Reduce the Risk of Preterm Birth in Women With a Singleton Pregnancy Who Have a History of Singleton Spontaneous Preterm ...

February 4, 2011 4:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 4, 2011 /- K-V Pharmaceutical Company (NYSE: KVa/KVb) (the "Company"), a specialty pharmaceutical company, announced today that it has been informed by Hologic, Inc. that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted approval for Makena™ (hydroxyprogesterone...

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FDA Approves Drug to Reduce Risk of Preterm Birth in At-Risk Pregnant Women

February 4, 2011 4:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SILVER SPRING, Md., Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Makena (hydroxyprogesterone caproate) injection to reduce the risk of preterm delivery before 37 weeks of pregnancy, in pregnant women with a history of at least one...

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FDA Approves Hologic's Makenaâ„¢ (Formerly Referred to as Gestivaâ„¢) Pharmaceutical

February 4, 2011 4:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

BEDFORD, Mass., Feb. 4, 2011 /- Hologic, Inc. (Hologic or the Company) (Nasdaq: HOLX ), a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostics products, medical imaging systems and surgical products dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of women, announced today the...

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